ISLAMABAD: Customs confiscated contraband worth Rs 38.9 million including 3600 laptops, 2396 hours, 3 tons of cheese, 834 cartoons. of Aircraft engine oil, 190 boxes of Assorted nutritional supplements and 67 boxes of Cosmetics of Indian origin items.
According to anti-smuggling information team of Control of Intelligence and Investigations – Customs, Karachi on specific information provided by the Director General of Customs Intelligence, Faiz Ahmad, a huge amount of of smuggled goods dropped in complex near Rizviya Society, Scheme 33, Malir Karachi.
Sources said that the fight against smuggling team on 01/25/2023 around 11:00 hours chased two Mazda trucks and succeeded in intercepting both on Rashid Minhas Road.
These were found be loaded with laptops of foreign production in assortment on a cursory search, adding what the sources said when drivers failed provide any documents confirming the legal import/possession of the aforementioned trucks along with in drivers were escorted to office of Directorate.
Meanwhile another truck witnessed the exit from the premises, which was also intercepted team near Askari Park, University Road, Karachi. Initial search showed it was loaded with Oil for piston aircraft engines.
When driver failed submit any legal documents, the same was delivered to office. After that, a search warrant is issued. of premises in accordance with article 162 of The Customs Act 1969 was obtained from the civil judge and judicial magistrate of Malir.
When team entered the room, he found another Mazda truck and a Suzuki pickup loaded with smuggled goods. Was also other contraband items lying in premises, which were then loaded on a truck.
All smuggled goods along with vehicles were delivered to the directorate. Detailed inventory of returned goods has been prepared. Value of smuggled goods amount to about 369 million rupees, and that of vehicles is 24 million rupees (total 38.9 crore rupees)
In the meantime, FIR has been filed and three people have been arrested and further investigations are underway. in progress.
It is worth noting that the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations – Customs, Karachi also 10548 bottles confiscated of wine worth millions A few days ago